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Inspiration Paperback – February 1, 2006

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"Ideal for friends who long to be inspired and are in love with living in colour." Mail on Sunday You Magazine "The best mix of the aspirational and the accessible." Sunday Times "Anyone bored of the fashion for endless variations on 'neutral', who craves an injection of pattern and saturated colour might benefit from flicking through Guild's scrapbook for inspiration." Daily Telegraph Magazine"

About the Author

World-class interior designer Tricia Guild founded the international home and lifestyle company Designers Guild in London in 1970, which sells to over 60 countries worldwide. She has achieved international renown for her innovative fabrics, wallpaper, and home furnishings.  The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), which features her creations,  has called her "one of the most influential and creative forces in the world of industrial design." She has received several awards, including the International Elle Decoration Award for fabric design, and the US Elle Decor award for the best in wall covering. Tricia is also the author of twelve books, including Cool Colors and Private View.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844002896
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844002894
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,397,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is my latest purchase from Guild's work and it's quite extraordinary in every respect. Most obviously, there's book design that perfectly juxtaposes images, topics and themes and provides just enough order so that the reader doesn't get lost among Guild's varied inspirations. The photography is stunning, and as always with Guild the colors are rich and vital. Best of all, for me at least, was the glimpse of Guild's creative life, seen in sharp relief through the diverse things that inspire her. Frank Gehry and Arne Maynard, India and England, roses and food, white on white and iridescent feathers: Guild's storehouse of inspirations is at once contradictory and utterly consistent, reflecting as it does a love of things that are intricate, bold, and beautifully designed, either by humankind or by nature. I've used this book to emphasize the importance of inspiration in my classes on creativity and writing, but it's also enjoyable just for its visual delights.
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Tricia Guild's colors carry a bright and bold color palette. This book is no exception, with images which spark the sense. There are bits of color swatches with pictures of fabric pattern, fruits, flowers and furniture. It is a brightly festive book filled with celebrations of beautiful things in life including parrakeets, lemons, herbs and verandas. I will look over this book over and over again for inspiration as I do her Country colors. two thumbs up!
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